Big Red Roos

About

NATURE invites viewers to share the inspiring beauty and harsh realities of survival in the land of the Big Red Roos.

They box and wrestle, kick with authority, and cover large patches of ground with powerful leaps. In fact, the red kangaroos of Australia’s Outback are among the finest athletes of the animal world. And that’s just as well, since the Outback presents one of the most challenging environments on the planet.

Some of the hardships kangaroos must learn to endure are summer temperatures reaching more than 140 degrees Fahrenheit; persistent drought that’s occasionally interrupted by deadly floods; powerful eagles that swoop down from the skies; lethal parasites borne by mosquitoes; and the ever-present danger of hungry dingos. Moreover, the rising human demand for kangaroo meat does little to brighten life expectancy for members of future generations. Yet kangaroos thrive by the millions. Big Red Roos provides an incisive look at how they survive, by following the adventures of a small group, which includes a mother and the young joey she must do her best to protect.

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Production Credits Print

Web Credits

Producer
RONNIE GODEANU

Art Director
SABINA DALEY

Designers
LENNY DROZNER
KAREN MATTSON
RADIK SHVARTS

Pagebuilding
BRIAN SANTALONE

Writer
SARAH BIRNBAUM

Production Artist
RUIYAN XU

Production Assistance
MENDY JOHNSON

Technical Director
BRIAN LEE

Content Consultant
GIANNA SAVOIE

About the Writer
Sarah Birnbaum is an educational Web producer in New York.

Thirteen Online is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York's Kravis Multimedia Education Center in New York City. Anthony Chapman, Director of Interactive & Broadband. Bob Adleman, Business Manager. Carmen DiRienzo, Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Affairs.

Television Credits

Narrated by
ANTHONY LA PAGLIA

Photography and Sound
OWEN NEWMAN

Editor
STUART NAPIER

Music
JOHN ALDER

Script Consultant
ROBERT LLEWELLYN

Dubbing Editor
LUCY RUTHERFORD

Additional sound
DAVID STEWART

Dubbing Mixer
ANDREW WILSON

Scientific Consultants
DAVID CROFT
AMANDA BILTON

Production Co-ordinators
LUCY TILNEY
ANNA KINGTON

Unit Manager
CHRISTINA HAMILTON

The BBC Wishes to thank
NEW SOUTH WALES NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
LARS AND SALLY KOGGE
and
THE STAFF OF STURT NATIONAL PARK
and
THE PEOPLE OF TIBOOBURRA

Producers
OWEN NEWMAN
AMANDA BARRETT

Series Editor
NEIL NIGHTINGALE

For NATURE:

Series Editor
JANET HESS

Supervising Producer
JANICE YOUNG

Producers
JILL CLARKE
PATTY JACOBSON

Associate Producer
GIANNA SAVOIE

Researcher
SUSANE LEE

Production Assistant
IRENE TEJARATCHI

Production Secretary
AUSTIN RIPLEY

Manager
EILEEN FRAHER

Production Manager
JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN

Online Editor
BRIAN LONGENECKER

Editor
PATRICK GAMBUTI, Jr.

Additional Music
JIM HEFFERNAN

Audio Mix
ED CAMPBELL

Series Producer
BILL MURPHY

Executive In Charge
WILLIAM GRANT

Executive Producer
FRED KAUFMAN

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